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Black medick


Black medick is a sprawling little meadow flower which has abundant yellow flowers. It has the advantage of a long flowering time from May through to October, and attracts many pollinating insects. It does prefer alkaline soil and may be found on roadside verges, and short grassland.

Medicago lupulina
Height : 35-50cm
Flowering period : May-Oct
This is a good source of nectar :
This is good for butterfly caterpillar food : 

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Other features:
In early Autumn from late August on wards the little plant has small black kidney shaped seeds. It is very common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Wildlife attracted:
It is a nectar plant for many butterflies such as the Common Blue, Brown Argus, Gatekeeper and Meadow Brown. It will also attract moths and bees.

Available to buy online or  from The Blooming Wild Nursery, Somerset

Additional information


9cm pot, 1lt pot